Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1902
Number:20 - 5
 
Nominee 1:
Name:Baroness Bertha Sophie F von Suttner
Gender:F
Year, Birth:1843
Year, Death:1914
Profession:Author. Vice president of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
Country:AUSTRIA (AT)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1905
 
Nominee 2:
Name: The Permanent International Peace Bureau
Profession:Central office through which peace activities could be coordinated
City:Bern
Country:SWITZERLAND (CH)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1910
 
Motivation:Suttner was the author of the novel "Die Waffen nieder" (Lay Down Your Arms), the most important antiwar novel of the period. She was the founder and president of the Austrian Peace Society (1891), and she contributed to the foundation of the Permanent International Peace Bureau (1891). Suttner was nominated for her contribution to the international peace movement. The Peace Bureau organized peace conferences, and it collected and published peace literature. It was the heart of the European peace movement, and it co-ordinated the activities of the various national and non-governmental peace organizations.
 
Nominator:
Name:Adolf Richter
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1839
Year, Death:1914
Profession:Professor. Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
City:Pforzheim
Country:GERMANY (DE)
 
Comments: An individual prize to Suttner was Richter's primary choice. In case the Nobel Committee should decide on a divided prize, he also nominated the Peace Bureau.
 

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